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Is second hand smoke dangerous for a person recovering from a pulmonary embolism?

12 doctors weighed in
Brian Fishman
Emergency Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Second-hand smoke is dangerous for anyone, regardless of whether they're recovering from an acute illness or not.
However, if you are recovering from an embolism, it would be best to avoid anything like second-hand smoke that might cause difficulty breathing or coughing.

In brief: Yes

Second-hand smoke is dangerous for anyone, regardless of whether they're recovering from an acute illness or not.
However, if you are recovering from an embolism, it would be best to avoid anything like second-hand smoke that might cause difficulty breathing or coughing.
Brian Fishman
Brian Fishman
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not directly

Second hand smoke does not directly influence the recovery from pe but in principle is bad for anybody with a breathing problem.

In brief: Not directly

Second hand smoke does not directly influence the recovery from pe but in principle is bad for anybody with a breathing problem.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

May be uncomfortable but no impact on lung blood clots.

In brief: No

May be uncomfortable but no impact on lung blood clots.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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